This is my recipe for an easy, fast, tasty way to prepare tofu to have on hand to snack on, chop up and put in a veggie stir fry, use as filling for sandwiches, or to have something quick to grab when you are on the go. It is vegan, but non-vegans like this too. Ingredients are easily available, no matter where you live.
Step 1: Firm Tofu
I start with a 3 lb. piece of firm tofu, available here on the Big Island of Hawaii (we are so fortunate that Natural Pacific makes such good organic tofu).
Step 2: Fresh Block of Firm Tofu
Naked tofu, ready to be sliced.
Step 3: Slice
Slice the tofu into even chunky blocks.
Step 4: Ingredients
Assemble ingredients for the marinate sauce. They are: Tamari (or shoyu), sugar, Chinese Five Spices, veggie pepper (or just plain pepper), sesame oil (non-roasted) or vegetable oil.
Step 5: Sauce Recipe
1/2Cup Tamari (or shoyu)
several shakes of pepper
1teaspoon Chinese Five Spices
Step 6: Marinate
Marinate in refrigerator for at least 5 hours, turning over the container every so often so sauce can can soak tofu on all sides. Letting it sit overnight in the refrig would be fine.
Step 7: Place on Cookie Sheet.
Oil a cookie sheet.
Step 8: Almost There!
Place tofu chunks on oiled cookie sheet.
Step 9: Preheat Oven to 350 Degrees.
Now it's ready for the oven.
Step 10: Bake
Bake at 350 degrees for an hour,
Step 11: Continue ...
then turn them over and bake for another 15-20 minutes. It depends on how dry you want them.
Step 12: Yummmmmm...!
They're DONE! yum!!!
Step 13: What You Can Do With Them...
Slice them, dice them, eat them, add them to your stir fry veggies , fill your sandwiches with them... a very versitile dish! Enjoy!